About our Family of Pet lovers

Healthy Paws Herbal Labs was founded by Dr. Kyle Burton, an experienced herbalist and acupuncturist based in West Hollywood, California. In 2016, Dr. Burton developed a herbal extract for his brother's dog, Zoey, who suffered from intense allergies and itching despite trying all medications prescribed by her vet. Dr. Burton's herbal extract, which combined Traditional Chinese Medicine  restored Zoey's coat to a healthy, shiny state within a few weeks.

In 2019, Michael and Serge met Dr. Burton at Lisa Vanderpump's "International Dog Day" event, where Lisa's Foundation was being supported on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Impressed by the effectiveness of Dr. Burton's Chinese herbal formulas, they joined forces to help bring these natural remedies to pets worldwide.

Michael and Serge rebranded the product packaging, expanded the product line to include over 12 formulas, and even created a limited edition of art pieces to raise funds for their Pet Charity. They also added a one-for-one "new pet parent kit" program for dog rescues, which includes "No More Drama" for separation anxiety, "Poo Poo Problems" to aid diarrhea. For every product or art piece sold, Healthy Paws Herbal Labs donates a "New Pet Parent Kit" to pet rescues across the US, helping even more pets experience the benefits of their holistic, natural remedies.

Today, Healthy Paws Herbal Labs is becoming a global success story, offering custom formulas for individual pet issues and providing complimentary 15-minute Pet Assessments with Dr. Kyle. The team at Healthy Paws Herbal Labs is proud to offer a natural path to pet health and wellness, and they welcome pet owners everywhere to join them on this journey. You can find Healthy Paws Herbal Labs products at a pet store near you by using our store finder on the hero page.



Dr. Kyle Burton, DAOM, LAC 

Dr. Kyle Burton is the founder of Healthy Paws Herbal Labs, where he brings his extensive experience and expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to the company. As a highly accomplished practitioner, Dr. Burton is dedicated to the well-being of animals and plays a key role in the company's mission to provide safe and effective natural pet care solutions using all-natural, herbal formulations for pets.

Dr. Burton founded Healthy Paws Herbal Labs after completing herbal veterinarian courses and successfully treating his brother's dog's allergies using herbs. With his TCM knowledge and expertise in herbal formulations, he developed all-natural, herbal products for pets that support their overall health and well-being.

Prior to founding Healthy Paws Herbal Labs, Dr. Burton opened his private practice, Original Breath, in 2006, where he specialized in acupuncture and TCM. He completed his internships at the UCLA Arthur Ashe Medical Center and Los Angeles Free Clinic, graduating with High Honors from his Master's Program in TCM. He was also voted valedictorian in both his Master's and Doctorate Degree among his peers.

Currently practicing in Oahu, Dr. Burton is committed to Healthy Paws Herbal Labs' mission of providing safe and effective natural pet care solutions, bringing his extensive experience and passion for TCM to the company's formulations.


Michael Habicht ~ Gil 

Michael is a co-founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Healthy Paws Herbal Labs, a brand that is passionate about providing natural and effective pet care solutions. With a background in design and fine art, Michael brings his love for creativity and quality to every aspect of the company. One of Michael's most significant contributions to the Healthy Paws brand is the creation of a family of characters that embody the company's commitment to pet care. From Pico to Robertson, Melrose to Beverly, Rodeo to Sunset, each character represents a unique aspect of the pet care experience. Michael's artistic vision has helped establish a recognizable symbol of Healthy Paws' dedication to providing natural and safe solutions for pets. As CEO and Creative Director, Michael is dedicated to developing innovative and effective natural pet care products. He understands the importance of quality ingredients and safety, ensuring that every product undergoes rigorous testing and approval before hitting the market. Michael's passion for improving the lives of pets and their owners continues to shape the Healthy Paws brand, driving the company's success.


Serg Gil ~ Habicht

Serge is a co-founder of Healthy Paws Herbal Labs, where he oversees PR, social media, and e-commerce operations. He is also an active advocate for animal welfare and works closely with animal rescues to coordinate and sponsor dogs that are hard to adopt due to behavioral issues. Serge is passionate about promoting natural solutions and a holistic approach to pet care, which drives his commitment to the company's mission.

With his background in fine arts, e-commerce, PR, and non-profit work, Serge brings a unique set of skills to the Healthy Paws Herbal Labs team. He enjoys educating pet owners about the benefits of holistic pet care and supporting them in discovering natural solutions for their pets. His dedication to animal well-being inspires him to ensure that every pet owner has access to natural solutions for their beloved animals. 




Dr. Andrew Cruikshank,DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Andrew Cruikshank DVM, DACVECC 

Dr. Andrew Cruikshank is our consulting Veterinarian. With his clinical experience he has helped guide us in what common problems pet parents encounter. Dr. Cruikshank earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee in 2002.  He then began a rotating internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, where he discovered his love for critical care. He then went on to complete a critical care residency at Animal Specialty & Emergency Hospital in Los Angeles. Following his residency, Dr. Cruikshank stayed on afterward as a criticalist and ultimately accepted a position at ASEC as Medical Director.

Paula Fonteno





Healthy Paws Herbal Labs team!